Jan. 23, 2016

Having a chance to train with Steve means you will almost always learn something new. Not only is he a 7 year strong USAT certified coach, he is an even stronger family man. Wife Jenni, daughter Chloe, and son Roman are always close by at his races, waiting for Dad to cross the finish line with a big high five... more than likely because he just won the race.

How did you get into Triathlon? 
I started to read about triathlons in 2003. I read two books and decided I wanted to start training for a local sprint. A year after reading those books, I signed up for the Jay Benson triathlon.

What is your favorite discipline? 
I believe I have a love/hate relationship with all three. I love them all until the last ¼ of the event. By then I am usually wishing everything would just be over.

What is your career highlight? 
Qualifying and racing the 2014 Ironman World Championships in Kailua, Kona -- Qualifying and racing USAT Age Group Nationals in 2007, 2008 -- Qualifying and racing USAT Age Group Worlds in 2007 and 2009. 

And biggest challenge? 
Balancing life and priorities with triathlon. I want to improve and do the best I can. However, I don’t want to live for triathlon and I want to have fun with it.

Favorite local race? 
I have only attempted one local race in Charlotte and DNF’d! My favorite in Albuquerque was the Warrior triathlon. It benefitted the Wounded Warrior Foundation.

What is the biggest race day mistake you’ve made that you’ll never forget? 
Showing up to a race having forgotten my timing chip at home. A bit frantic until I got a new one right before the start.

What is your one training tool that you couldn’t live without? 
This might be leaning more towards technology? But, I don’t see it that way. I enjoy the competition of triathlon and try to do my best. I strive to get better in every discipline. I have been told "I can’t" so many times about all of the disciplines that it’s crazy. It starts in the mind. Believe in your dreams no matter how big and follow through. I believe I will still get better even at my *cough* advancing age. 
If you’re forcing me to say technology then a power meter.

Do you have a strict nutrition regimen? 
Yes... eat food? I actually don’t. I try to use the "it’s good in moderation" technique. I also try to avoid going overboard on anything.

Recovery regimen? 
I do try to recover as best as I can. I’ll take naps, take ice baths, use recovery boots and foam roll. Heck, I’ve tried a lot.

Goals for the upcoming year and beyond? 

Tomato, Mozzarella Salad with Israeli Cous Cous and Cannellini Beans

0:30 Time · 15 Ingredients · 1 Steps

Another great grain based summer salad!

Greek Quinoa Salad

0:30 Time · 19 Ingredients · 1 Steps

Great summer salad featuring quinoia, fresh veggies and a great tangy dressing.


Apr 6th

Team Event (April) - HIT Cycling & Bradshaw's Social House

6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Team ride at HIT Cycling and social at Bradshaw's

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